Efficacy of Liu-zi-jue in Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19): Structured Summary of a Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

The trial will recruit 186 hospital patients with mild and general symptoms of COVID-19 pneumonia from 19th February to 31st July 2020. Diagnosis will follow the criteria of the National Health Commission & State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (The 7th Trial Version).

Tai Chi Acutely Decreases Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Older Adults

This study is the first to our knowledge to assess the acute effects of TCC practice on sympathetic activity in older adults. TCC performance led to acute decreases in sympathetic activity, which could not be explained by physical activity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether the acute salutary effects of TCC on autonomic functioning are sustained with ongoing practice in older adults.